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Casey Anthony’s defense wants a change of venue in the check fraud trial

October 12, 2009

Casey Anthony’s trial for check fraud could be scheduled at next Friday’s hearing, and her defense is asking for a change of venue.  They also want each potential juror questioned separately, away from other potential jurors, and they don’t want the jurors that hear the check fraud case to hear any evidence that comes out publicly in her murder case. (Hmmm.  That would be pert near impossible–unless they are sequestered.  That check fraud trial could become quite expensive very quickly)

read it below:

wftv.com

orlandosentinel.com

59 Comments leave one →
  1. mikka permalink
    October 12, 2009 6:18 pm

    this change of venue will be denied,bozo must be kidding!

  2. Laura permalink
    October 12, 2009 6:34 pm

    Who ask for a change of venue in a check fraud case? I think they have enough evidence to prove guilt in any county!

  3. mikka permalink
    October 12, 2009 6:56 pm

    from orlando,

    from orlando hahahaha

    Her defense team doesn’t want evidence from her murder case to be used in her fraud case. They also don’t want anyone mentioning any ‘prior bad acts” by Anthony, such as Huizenga calling Anthony a “liar.”

  4. itsamysterytome permalink*
    October 12, 2009 7:23 pm

    List of the paperwork the defense filed today–Busy little bees aren’t they?

    10/12/2009 A EXHIBITS IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANT’S MOTION FOR CHANGE OF VENUE FILED
    10/12/2009 A EXHIBITS IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANT’S MOTION FOR A JURY QUESTIONNAIRE FILED
    10/12/2009 A EXHIBITS IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANT’S MOTION FOR INDIVIDUALLY SEQUESTERED JURY VOIR DIRE FILED
    10/12/2009 A EXHIBITS IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANT’S MOTION IN LIMINE TO PRECLUDE THE INTRODUCTION OF ANY EVIDENCE RELATING TO MISS ANTHONY’S MURDER CASE
    10/12/2009 A EXHIBITS IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANT’S MOTION IN LIMINE TO EXCLUDE EVIDENCE OF ALLEGED PRIOR BAD ACTS
    10/12/2009 A BLANK JUROR INFORMATION SHEET FILED
    10/12/2009 A MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF MOTION IN LIMINE TO EXCLUDE EVIDENCE OF ALLEGED PRIOR BAD ACTS
    10/12/2009 A DEFENDANT’S MOTION IN LIMINE FILED TO PRECLUDE THE INTRODUCTION OF ANY EVIDENCE RELATING TO MISS ANTHONY’S MURDER CASE
    10/12/2009 A MOTION IN LIMINE FILED TO EXCLUDE EVIDENCE OF ALLEGED PRIOR BAD ACTS
    10/12/2009 A MEMORANDUM OF LAW IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANT’S MOTION FOR CHANGE OF VENUE
    10/12/2009 A MEMORANDUM OF LAW IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANT’S MOTION FOR A JURY QUESTIONNAIRE
    10/12/2009 A MEMORANDUM OF LAW IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR INDIVIDUALLY SEQUESTERED JURY VOIR DIRE
    10/12/2009 A MEMORANDUM OF LAW IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANT’S MOTION IN LIMINE TO PRECLUDE THE INTRODUCTION OF ANY EVIDENCE RELATING TO MISS ANTHONY’S MURDER CASE
    10/12/2009 A MOTION FOR ADMISSION TO APPEAR PRO HAC VICE
    10/12/2009 A MOTION FOR CHANGE OF VENUE
    10/12/2009 A MOTION FOR A JURY QUESTIONNAIRE
    10/12/2009 A MOTION FOR INDIVIDUALLY SEQUESTERED JURY VOIR DIRE

  5. itsamysterytome permalink*
    October 12, 2009 7:26 pm

    “motion in limine”

    a motion made before the start of a trial requesting that the judge rule that certain evidence may, or may not, be introduced to the jury in a trial. This is done in judge’s chambers, or in open court, but always out of hearing of the jury. If a question is to be decided in limine, it will be for the judge to decide. Usually it is used to shield the jury from possibly inadmissible and unfairly prejudicial evidence.

  6. rayray permalink
    October 12, 2009 8:49 pm

    I think Baez is trying to make this as expensive as possible for the state. He knows there is no way to win this, but will put on a “show” anyway. Never heard of change of venue for a check fraud case. Wonder how judge will rule on this request. I thought at last hearing Strickland talked about this lasting one day with no jury necessary….

  7. itsamysterytome permalink*
    October 12, 2009 8:54 pm

    I agree, rayray–they are trying to make this as difficult and as expensive as they can, and I don’t think Judge Strickland is going to be to happy about it. I’ve never heard of a change of venue for check fraud either.

  8. Renee permalink
    October 12, 2009 9:04 pm

    ..to have each juror sequestered? Laughable!
    Baez is doing a lot of grandstanding again:

    To perform ostentatiously so as to impress an audience.
    yep, that’s his field of expertise…grandstanding, not defending the client to the best of his ability.

  9. Renee permalink
    October 12, 2009 9:06 pm

    I look at it this way: Time does not stay still and by 2011/2012, at the latest, it will be all over. 🙂

  10. T-L-I-O-T-G permalink
    October 12, 2009 11:16 pm

    Well i did not think the Hose B was that smart,I no he’s not .
    Still waiting for him too pull the hat from a rabbit.

  11. ostella permalink
    October 12, 2009 11:51 pm

    Also on Jose’s list:

    A metal basin full of Cracker Jacks available to the defense at all times during the trial.

    A Bowflex home gym for Casey’s prison cell.

    A kicka$$ pet monkey who sits on his shoulder and plays the harmonica, like his own personal soundtrack.

    An original Hard Rock Cafe Orlando T-shirt, circa 1985, size XXXL

    The jury must wear exclusive CMA Foundation clothing, from the new fall line. Lots of sequined shamrock shirtdresses.

    A professional shoeshiner at the defense table. And a Viking helmet to wear during said shoeshines.

    A sudden shower of Skittles on the jury whenever he begins to talk.

  12. Jill from Western Australia permalink
    October 13, 2009 2:37 am

    Thanks Ostella, we sure needed some relief from the ridiculous slew of motions…I’m looking forward to seeing if they are written by the Lyon or Bozo.

    Here are some interesting statistics for the Florida counties that Bozo has asked for in the past…

    Latino population

    Orange County 24.8%
    Broward County 24%
    Palm Beach County 17.8%
    MIAMI DADE COUNTY 62.4%

    Q. If a COV is granted will ♥Stan be the presiding Judge?

    Q. Can the State suggest Counties like Bozo has?

    Q. Who makes the COV decision? {I’m hoping its ♥Stan}

    Hugs ♥♥♥

  13. Diana permalink
    October 13, 2009 7:12 am

    The defense’s motions are just beyond ridiculous. I hope potential jurors are keeping up with the antics of Baez and co. and it totally pi**es them off. The check fraud case is a slam dunk for the prosecution and they know it.

  14. TAS permalink
    October 13, 2009 8:37 am

    Bozo knows how to create a long Christmas WISH LIST,

  15. itsamysterytome permalink*
    October 13, 2009 8:59 am

    Renee–One might be tempted to cut him a little slack if he was a good performer! (just kidding!) He doesn’t even grandstand well!

  16. itsamysterytome permalink*
    October 13, 2009 9:00 am

    Hi TLIOTG! Long time no hear! How are things in Canada?

  17. itsamysterytome permalink*
    October 13, 2009 9:02 am

    Ostella–LMBO! Seriously though–he may need that Viking helmet–a shield, too. Don’t think Judge Strickland will be too happy with these latest submissions–and if he doesn’t stick it to em, I think the prosecutors might.

  18. itsamysterytome permalink*
    October 13, 2009 9:08 am

    Jill
    Well, I know that Strickland should still be the judge–the good taxpayers will have to pay to put him up and feed him in the new venue–along with the attorneys, the jurors, the witnesses, etc. etc. A ridicules amount of money considering it could all be done without a jury “in one day” as Strickland said. Really makes me mad. She was caught red handed. She did it. It’s on tape.

  19. itsamysterytome permalink*
    October 13, 2009 9:09 am

    I agree, Diana. GRRRRRR

  20. itsamysterytome permalink*
    October 13, 2009 9:10 am

    TAS–Yes, he does. Unfortunately, I think he was a bad boy this year and he’s going to find coal in his stocking.

  21. itsamysterytome permalink*
    October 13, 2009 9:20 am

    Here’s a link to the juror’s questionaire:

    http://www.docstoc.com/docs/document-preview.aspx?doc_id=13097241

  22. itsamysterytome permalink*
    October 13, 2009 9:25 am

    Here’s a link to the motion to appear pro-hac-vice:

    http://www.docstoc.com/docs/13115512/Casey-Anthony-defense-to-appear-pro-hac-vice

    and here’s a link to the defendant’s response to the state’s motion to dismiss due to spoilation of evidence:

    http://www.docstoc.com/docs/13115485/Casey-Anthony-Defense-response-to-dismiss

  23. Renee permalink
    October 13, 2009 12:44 pm

    From the information I gathered on the net there has never been a change of venue for a CHECK FRAUD TRIAL! Not even if the courthouse itself would be on trial or someone inhouse committed a crime. Baez wants to divert away from actual facts, prolong everything and muddy the waters. Oh, and he also counts on the fact that we will lose interest in this case because it takes too long to go to trial. I think he is wrong!

  24. itsamysterytome permalink*
    October 13, 2009 1:15 pm

    Renee–wonder if a judge can just shut down all the motions? I know, probably not…..so I guess we’re just gonna have to sit back and watch Lyon pump them out. Friday’s hearing should be interesting and I hope Strickland rakes Baez and Lyon over the coals.

  25. Spacely permalink
    October 13, 2009 1:21 pm

    That spoilation motion is a riot!

    In summary – The defense moves to make the same motion we already made because we are unwilling to accept the legal answer from the state and deny that the cases they referred to actually have anything to do with the law. Also, because of increases in forensic sciences, obviously the state ruined all the evidence by digging up all the bones in the area instead of letting Dr. Lee hike through in rubber booties with a magnifying glass. Pay no attention to our media hype that the forensics used in this case are junk science cause they could have been good science if the findings had gone our way which they might have if only the cops had let us muck up an active criminal scene.

  26. Spacely permalink
    October 13, 2009 1:23 pm

    There is a small possibility that the judge could punish Bozo for filing motions outside of procedural correctness or for filing frivilous motions designed to waste the time of the court – but I feel it unlikely in this case. I think Strickland will go through each motion and deny one by one.

  27. ostella permalink
    October 13, 2009 1:41 pm

    Strickland will be playing the Loony Tunes theme music in his head while listening to Bozo’s motions. Smile. Nod. Denied.

  28. TAS permalink
    October 13, 2009 2:05 pm

    itsamysterytome ~ lmao ~ The question form is asking to write your life story…….maybe they should add ….

    HAVE YOU OR ANY OF YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS, FRIENDS, SLEPT OR MESSED AROUND WITH THE FAMOUS CASEY MARIE ANTHONY.

    HAVE YOU SOLD ZANEX OR ANY TYPE OF DRUG TO THE FAMOUS CASEY MARIE ANTHONY.

    I could go on but rather not, thinking about this disgusting person makes me sick! lol

    One thing they missed to add is PLEASE GIVE YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER….FOR CASEY MARIE ANTHONY FOR FUTURE USE, WILL BE NEEDING KNEW IDENITY! 😆

  29. Renee permalink
    October 13, 2009 3:10 pm

    😆 mystery…scream..too funny!

  30. Renee permalink
    October 13, 2009 3:13 pm

    Courts gonna be in session for a good 6 hours on Friday or more???? The defense is already napping, gushing down energy drinks and such to be in top form to argue EACH motion for a GOOD LONG TIME.

  31. September permalink
    October 13, 2009 3:26 pm

    TAS you are so funny. Thanks for the laugh.

    Seriously I feel sorry for the taxpayers of Florida. Apparently Bozo is going to insist of a jury trial instead of allowing the judge to hear the case and render a verdict. If handled that way one day of court time. Now you are going to have this case last weeks. Jury selection alone will take two weeks.

    IMO CBS, ABC,etc. should be paying the state instead of the Anthonys.

  32. TAS permalink
    October 13, 2009 4:48 pm

    lol Renee, 6 hours geez, bozo better bring extra absorbency daa-pends when judge rules DENIED DENIED DENIED…..LOL

  33. itsamysterytome permalink*
    October 13, 2009 6:55 pm

    Spacely–

    “Because the state destroyed exculpatory evidence in bad faith……”

    definition of exculpatory evidence: “Evidence that is favorable to the defendant in a criminal trial, which clears or tends to clear the defendant of guilt. In the US, LE or prosecutor must disclose to the defendant any exculpatory evidence they possess. Failure to disclose can result in the dismissal of a case.”

    definition of bad faith: A legal concept in which a malicious motive on the part of a party in a lawsuit undermines their case.

    Defendant’s response to the state’s motion to dismiss due to “spoilation? of evidence.

    definition of spoilation: “The intentional destruction of a document or an alteration of it that destroys its value as evidence.”

    So, the state intentionally destroyed evidence because it might mean that Casey Anthony is not guilty, and the state wants Casey Anthony to be guilty even if she’s not.

    Seriously???

  34. itsamysterytome permalink*
    October 13, 2009 6:58 pm

    ostella–Judge Strickland needs to lock Bozo and his side-kick Bertha Big Bottom up in a padded cell and throw away the key. Absolutely nuts-o!

  35. itsamysterytome permalink*
    October 13, 2009 7:07 pm

    Tas LOL!

  36. itsamysterytome permalink*
    October 13, 2009 7:12 pm

    Renee–6 hours? Poor Judge Strickland! Poor us! I can feel my head starting to spin around my neck already–how about you?

  37. itsamysterytome permalink*
    October 13, 2009 7:15 pm

    September–

    Obviously, Baez and Lyon thinks it’s very important for Casey not to go into the murder trial as a convicted felon. I think that’s a losing battle–even if they can get the videos thrown out of her in Target and at the bank. She was stupid enough to actually sign the checks with her real name. Complete waste of time and money.

  38. itsamysterytome permalink*
    October 13, 2009 7:42 pm

    On women in crime ink’s website LINK this question was asked of their contributors:

    Should Casey Anthony’s trial be moved out of the county where the crime occurred?

    Among the respondents was Diane Fanning ,author of Mommy’s Little Girl, the book about Casey Anthony:

    “Quite honestly, though, if I were Casey Anthony’s attorney, I’d be look for the best plea bargain I could negotiate. Casey’s actions and words in June and July 2008 combined with the forensic evidence gathered by law enforcement paint a strong portrait of guilt. It seems to me that an attorney would have to have an enormous ego to believe he could overcome the strength of the prosecution’s case, based on what has been released thus far. I expect that the state has even more damaging information that has not yet been revealed to the public.”

  39. Spacely permalink
    October 14, 2009 7:38 am

    “It seems to me that an attorney would have to have an enormous ego to believe he could overcome the strength of the prosecution’s case, based on what has been released thus far.”

    That quote sums up exactly why Bozo is, in the immortal words of Ostella, literally “stuffed into a sweat sock” – it’s the ego that’s stretching the elastic to the breaking point… and that’s why he is the Sweat Sock Salmon… oh yeah, and because he and all his cronies and their obvious deceptions and finger pointing all STINK…

  40. Spacely permalink
    October 14, 2009 7:44 am

    Mystery,

    Your analysis of the motions is exactly right. Bozo is claiming that the state decided KC was guilty and then guided all investigation to come to that conclusion regardless of the law or their internal agency procedures. A conspiracy on a grand scale against one previously unknown bimbo because the cops don’t really care about a child killer on the loose.

    But isn’t if funny that all the months down the line, Bozo’s greatest defense and legal ploy is actually a page taken from Cindy, who said within the first month of the investigation that Yuri decided it was KC and there was never any search for anyone else? Isn’t it hilarious that the best Lyons could dream up is to repeat in legalese the lie that Cindy started?

  41. Diana permalink
    October 14, 2009 9:16 am

    Wow…….I am actually AMAZED that Baez hasn’t listed in his questions for the jurors. Have you or anyone in your family participated in BLOGS about my girl Casey Anthony? If yes…..What one was it?

  42. Diana permalink
    October 14, 2009 9:23 am

    Another thing I find funny about the questionaire is that it says “YOU ARE UNDER OATH” Well…….Is that the same thing your client was told in the very beginning when she spit out nothing but one lie after another? UNDER OATH means nothing to Casey Anthony or any of her family.

  43. Spacely permalink
    October 14, 2009 10:20 am

    I’m thinking Baez left the question about the blogs out on purpose for the following sneaky reason:

    He did list a question about hobbies… I would assume that for us casual bloggers, the blog is a hobby. So, if you fail to write your blogging in on that question or the one about your current opinion of the case, then he will try to hit you with a perjury charge, probably after the jury has been picked and the trial has started, so that he can try to make a mistrial out of several jurors being “secret” bloggers.

  44. Diana permalink
    October 14, 2009 11:57 am

    Hmmm. Good point *Spacely
    I would not consider this a hobby though. But with Baez, who is grasping at straws, you may be right on!

  45. Spacely permalink
    October 14, 2009 2:04 pm

    He’s grasping at something and some girls in his past have called it a straw, but I try never to think about it… 🙂

  46. Jill from Western Australia permalink
    October 15, 2009 12:34 am

    *****SEE MYSTERY’S BLOG AND OUR COMMENTS LISTED IN BOZO’S MOTION*****

    Starts at page 42…continues to page 55.

    http://www.bloggernews.net/indepth/documents/ExhibitE.pdf

    I can’t wait for my subphoena…’tis a loooooong flight from West Oz :mrgreen:

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    Lets hope the “trolls” don’t come…Ostella we must stay vigilant!

    Hugs for everyone ♥♥♥

  47. itsamysterytome permalink*
    October 15, 2009 5:53 am

    LOL, Jill. I read that last night in Simon Barrett’s blog that we’re included in the infamous “Exhibit E” as examples of why Casey Anthony needs a change of venue. They’re saying the news outlets, blogs, and national television have made it impossible for her to get a fair trial in Orlando. (We’re in good company by the way–along with Hal Boedeker the TV guy from the Orlando Sentinel, and Simon Barrett from Blogger News Network to name a few.)

    What’s interesting to me about that is that Baez is using our comments as a sampling of the intense coverage of this case, and that’s why Casey Anthony needs to move her trial outside of Orlando. The big problem with that argument is that only a few of us are from Orlando.

    Here’s the link to Simon Barrett’s article about “Exhibit E” in the motion for change of venue.

    http://www.bloggernews.net/122629

  48. Renee permalink
    October 15, 2009 7:06 am

    Thanks for the link, mystery. FREEDOM OF SPEECH!!!!!!

  49. Spacely permalink
    October 15, 2009 7:32 am

    At least they used a good comment of mine for their motion, but I do insist it be read in full in court during the hearing!!! 🙂

  50. Renee permalink
    October 15, 2009 7:35 am

    Spacely, it’s pretty fun, all in all. Especially the copies of news articles and such. Heck, he put his face in the media every chance he had, go figure. Baez is a desperate man, JMOP

  51. Spacely permalink
    October 15, 2009 7:43 am

    After reading through the motion, it is apparent to me that Bozo is correct and the reason that KC can’t get a fair trial in Orlando is because some blogger named Jill in Western Australia is posting her views on a website that has been visited by 86,000 Americans with a very small percentage from Florida and a much smaller percentage from Orlando. Therefore, it is obvious that the possible jury pool of more than 140,000 Orlandians must have been tainted by this blog to such a degree that no fair trial can be had in Orange County.

    Insert Sarcastic Eye Roll here…

  52. ostella permalink
    October 15, 2009 8:39 am

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

    I never knew only ORLANDOANS read these blogs, and that the rest of the state of Florida (particularly Miami and Palm Beach) are either oblivious to the internet coverage, or don’t have computer access.

    “These folks are so mean to my gal; all they do is take her behavior out of context to make her look like a murdering skank. Here’s my proof: its a bunch of articles and comments plucked totally out of context to hopefully make these bloggers look like they wanna murder this skank. They’re mean.”

    What a joke.

  53. itsamysterytome permalink*
    October 15, 2009 10:56 am

    Renee–Yes they do put their faces and their opinions out there every chance they get. They have a different set of rules for themselves.

  54. itsamysterytome permalink*
    October 15, 2009 10:57 am

    Oh Spacely! I cryin’ I laughin’ so hard! It’s Jill’s fault! It is!

  55. itsamysterytome permalink*
    October 15, 2009 10:58 am

    Quite the joke when you consider they are carrying on their own media blitz.

  56. motherclucker permalink
    October 16, 2009 6:48 pm

    Hey Mystery, I don’t know how I missed this, LOL! This is fabulous! Now we know that they ARE reading our blogs…too sweet! Congratulations! Good work…LOL! I think the Defense needs to spend less time on WordPress, and more time building a case for their client. No wonder they aren’t gonna be ready for trial any time soon. Gah! What a bunch of buffoons! Peace and Love, MC

  57. itsamysterytome permalink*
    October 16, 2009 7:01 pm

    Thanks, motherclucker! You are right–they are reading the blogs when they should be working on their client’s case. They better rev it into high gear cuz February will be hear before they know it. I can’t wait to hear who REALLY killed Caylee and see their proof that the body was put there by someone else.

  58. maynard permalink
    November 1, 2009 7:35 pm

    The comment about Baez’s ego was right on. Baden is just as egotistical if not more. On 48 hrs. she accused the interviewer of ‘assuming’ facts and she corrected Baden, that’s the states contention I am not ‘assuming’. Baden is so impressed with her own intellect that she thinks she will convince anyone of anything especially those poor jurors who are so intellectually inferior to her. NOT! I thought that attorneys were supposed to look out for their clients best interest. If Casey was not guilty I would feel sorry for her because these guys are more interested in making a name for themselves than pleaing her down to at least to life. Who knew Micheal Baden had a wife before she entered the Anthony camp. Not I.

  59. itsamysterytome permalink*
    November 2, 2009 8:42 am

    Maynard–

    I think all three of them (Baez, Baden, and Lyons) self-perceived importance will be the downfall of Casey. You are exactly right, they are too busy perfecting their images and protecting their own futures to be bothered with what’s in Casey’s true best interest. JMO. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Casey has the defense she deserves.

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